Jan Oblak refuses to rule out “interesting” Premier League move

Club Atletico de Madrid v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Group A
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 06: Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid applauds fans following his side's victory in the Group A match of the UEFA Champions League between Club Atletico de Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on November 6, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak admits he finds the idea of playing in the Premier League one day in the future an “attractive” option

Since arriving from Benfica in 2014, Oblak has developed into one of the finest keepers in European football with a release clause of €100m inserted into his contract at Atletico.

The Slovenia international has won La Liga’s Zamora Trophy, which is awarded to the keeper with the least goals to games ratio, for the last three seasons.

Due to this, Oblak had been strongly linked with moves to Liverpool and Chelsea last summer before they signed Alisson Becker and Kepa Arrizabalaga respectively for record deals instead.

However, the 26-year-old remains an admirer of the Premier League and refuses to rule out the prospect of playing there one day himself.

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“I can’t talk too much about [why a move to Chelsea didn’t materialise], but I said in the summer that I’d prefer to stay,” Oblak told FourFourTwo.

“I didn’t speak with any clubs – my agent and the people at Atletico do those things. I decided to stay as I saw a good project here, and I believe the best way I can win titles is by staying.

“But in the future, everything is possible. In football, things change from one day to another so it’s impossible to say you’re going to be somewhere for many years, because you don’t know. January is here, June is there. Things can change so fast.

“The Premier League is interesting. It’s attractive and at some stage I may want to be part of that competition. I can see myself there, but I don’t know when – maybe next year, in two years, five or 10.”

Oblak has kept 11 clean sheets in 25 appearances across all competitions for Atletico this season.